She stepped into the spotlight when she won the first Miss Malaysia Chinese International beauty pageant in 1999. At 19, while studying in Singapore, Goh was spotted and asked to model. She was then scouted to join the Hong Kong film production company, Golden Harvest, for a five-year contract. That was when she accepted an offer by Hong Kong pay-TV station, i-CABLE News Channel, to be a TV presenter.
She is the co-owner of the IR1968 Indonesian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.